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Simple present for schedules

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Simple present for schedules

  1. 1. Simple Present for schedules
  2. 2. When an event is on a schedule or timetable (for example, the take-off time for a plane), we often use the present simple to express the future. We usually also use a future word (expressed or understood) like: tomorrow, at 6.30pm, next week.
  3. 3. Only a few verbs are used in this way, for example: be, open, close, begin, start, end, finish, arrive, come, leave, return Look at these sentences: The train leaves Detroit at 9pm tonight. John starts work next week. Tomorrow is Thursday.
  4. 4. Exercise 1. Order the words to form sentences. 1. ./tonight/at/arrives/the/7:30/train 2. is/holiday/Monday/next/a/? 3. the/bank/in/./closes/an hour/half 4. until/the/./9 o’clock/doesn´t/show/start/next 5. tomorrow/time/bus/what/our/?/does/ leave/morning
  5. 5. Possible Answers ./tonight/at/arrives/the/7:30/train The train arrives tonight at 7.30. The train arrives at 7.30 tonight. Tonight the train arrives at 7.30.
  6. 6. Possible Answers is/holiday/Monday/next/a/? Is next Monday a holiday?
  7. 7. Possible Answers the/bank/in/./closes/an hour/half The bank closes in half an hour. In half an hour the bank closes.
  8. 8. Possible Answers until/the/./9 o’clock/doesn´t/show/start/next The next show doesn't start until 9 o'clock.
  9. 9. Possible Answers tomorrow/time/bus/what/our/?/does/leave/m orning What time does our bus leave tomorrow morning? What time tomorrow morning does our bus leave?
  10. 10. Look at the following timetableAt what time does the flight to Washington depart?It departs at 12:55 in the afternoon Exercise 2
  11. 11. Look at the following timetable1. At what time does the flight to Atlanta depart? Exercise 2
  12. 12. Look at the following timetable2. At what time does the first flight to New York depart? Exercise 2
  13. 13. Look at the following timetable3. At what time does the flight to Boston depart? Exercise 2
  14. 14. Look at the following timetable4. At what time does the flight to Las Vegas depart? Exercise 2
  15. 15. Look at the following timetable5. At what time does the flight to Miami depart? Exercise 2
  16. 16. Answers… 1. It departs at 2:30 in the afternoon. 2. It departs at 12:00. 3. It departs at 1:50 in the afternoon. 4. It departs at 12:20 in the afternoon. 5. It departs at 1:45 in the afternoon. Exercise 2

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